Meeting with the Nields in Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance  (a fishing and tourist town) in Victoria was the next stop on Friday 28th October to meet up with Clare, Andy, Leah and Marcus Neild, and Marcus’ friend Mitch.

We arrived to soaring temperatures and retreated to a bar for a welcomed ice-cold beer. A rest and some reading on a bench overlooking the water that hosted the famous black swans and pelicans helped to keep us occupied until the special family arrived. Great reunion when they did! Lots of hugs and kisses and great big grins…a few drinks whist excitedly making plans for next two days. A poor weather forcast wasn’t going to get in our way…Clare had come armed with an array of games.

Early walk on Saturday morning to a coffee shop, without children. great catch up. Then Andy cooked us bacon and eggs Oz style on an outdoor BBQ. Loved it!

Victoria is in a frenzy of excitement as Melbourne Cup date advances and bobbing jockeys were on all screens when we visited a pub in the afternoon in Metung to shelter from the downpour. We felt sure this beautiful holiday resort would’ve looked better in the sunshine. Great tapas later and then back to the ranch for games. Apparently we are rowdy! We played Gestures though there were some (males) that later admitted to cheating (it was PB’s idea as usual!) Well played girls! It wasn’t PB’s turn to do handstands later. Impressive Andy!

Sunday a better day, we were up early and off out walking again to view the lakes from above, Claire G had developed a sore throat so needed to sleep on. Later we played mini-golf in the semi sunshine, on a great course! A few displayed unleashed talent in the sport! Miriam’s restaurant was the venue for the evening meal and what an amazing choice! Spectacularly delicious menu. BYO wine meant we could use up prior purchases and relax. Great night!


Off to Brighton on Melbourne now to meet Tom and Claire, and to eat (again) in the restaurant where they work….can’t wait to see them!